A morning without coffee is like sleep. – Anonymous
Brrrrr. It's -14°C here in Nova Scotia this morning (wind chill -25°!!), so something a little "uplifting" is called for. I had my first Mexican Coffee at a local Second Cup here in Halifax. It was a great way to warm up on my way to College, many, many years ago… It's not that easy to find, but I don't know why. Probably the cayenne, but once you taste this you'll be hooked.
|Mmmm... Chocolate, cinnamon and cayenne.|
Mexican Coffee with Cayenne
Prep: 5 min | Brew: 5 min | Servings 8
coffee grounds (usual amount for making 8 cups coffee)
1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
sugar to taste, per individual serving
ground cinnamon (for sprinkling)
For weekend consumption: 1 oz Kahlua per cup (not recommended before work!)
Put coffee, cocoa, cinnamon and cayenne pepper in a coffee filter. Brew as you normally would for 8 cups of coffee in the coffee maker.
Whip cream with a little sugar until stiff. Spoon a generous 2 tablespoons of whipped cream onto coffee and sprinkle with cinnamon.
The cayenne adds a little tasty spice to brighten up the start of the day.
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